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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 (3 Users, PC)
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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010*--licensed for noncommercial use--includes:
• Microsoft Excel 2010
• Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
• Microsoft Word 2010
• Microsoft OneNote 2010
With Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, you and your kids can create great schoolwork and home projects from multi-page bibliographies to multimedia presentations. Capture ideas and set them apart with video-editing features and dynamic text effects. Then easily collaborate with classmates without being face-to-face thanks to new Web Apps tools. The results go well beyond expectations with a little inspiration, a lot of creativity and Office Home and Student 2010.
Traditional Disc VersionThis version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 includes the software on disc, with a product key. It is licensed for installation on three PCs in the same household.
For customers buying a PC who need Office for their new PC only, and don't need to upgrade other home PCs, a Product Key Card provides another way to purchase Office with a PC.
Capture Ideas and Set Them Apart
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Included ProgramsEnjoy the same great features you know and love with Office and get some new ones when you upgrade to Office 2010.
Looking to stay connected?
Step up to Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 and you'll get another helpful program--Outlook 2010. Now you can access projects, people and plans wherever your work takes you. Use efficient new email, calendar and social networking tools to manage your world from your PC, mobile phone or online.
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If you have used Office 2007, the look of Office 2010 applications will be familiar. The most obvious change is that the Office button has gone, replaced by a new File tab just left of the Home tab. The File tab is where you'll find many document-related features, such as information (properties), recent files list, new document creation, sharing, help, and of course printing. All these features have been improved, though none more than the print feature, which has had a major overhaul. It is now easier to use. Its new layout has plenty of space to explain options, and it offers one of the best print-previews I have ever seen outside a professional DTP package.
The ribbon may now be customized. This takes a bit of fiddling, but it is quite easy if you take a moment to watch one of the tutorials on Microsoft's website. This enables you to add any command you like to the ribbon, including macros.
Some of the new text effects in Word are cool-looking but not especially useful to commercial authors. For example, reflections under headings look nice, but nobody would seriously entertain using them in a business presentation or a user guide. However, they do offer some fun design options for informal documents.
PDF-making is now built-in. It used to be available only as a free download (due to a spat between Microsoft and Adobe). The PDFs it makes are acceptable but lack the quality and features of Adobe PDF offerings. That said, you may improve your PDF output by installing a free package such as Nitro PDF, which makes better quality PDFs
The inclusion of OneNote is a plus. OneNote has been overlooked my many users, but it is a powerful note-making tool. I use it to jot ideas for projects. The ability to drop any file into a OneNote page makes it a handy place to dump pictures, video, audio comments, documents and website links for reference.
My only gripe is that, yet again, almost nothing has been added to VBA - the macro programming language built-in to Office applications. Most people don't use it, but it is the most powerful feature in Office. With it, you can make Word, Excel and so on, do just about anything you want it to do. If you can master VBA, then you will have absolute control over Office and the things you create using it.
We've installed Office 2010 on a couple of Windows 7 laptops, and an old Pentium M-based Windows XP laptop. All were fresh installations, and all worked fine. I've read many reviews here that have complained about the terrible installation process, but I had no problems at all. Putting software and hardware clashes aside, the trick is to choose CUSTOM installation (there's an option for this after you enter your licence code). That way you can choose NOT to install the demos of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Outlook. I am startled at how responsive it is in XP, with such a low-powered CPU. It installs in about 1.5GB, which is not bad these days.
Once you have installed it, I recommend clicking the "Continue Online" button to download and install all the updates (there are quite a few). These patch a few problems and generally bring your installation up to date.
Overall it's a pleasing step-up from Office 2007, especially with regard to the new File tab. The new features are not earth-shattering, but I have found them useful and worth the money. For about £25 per licence, it's a relatively inexpensive way to stay up to date with Microsoft Office.
It takes quite a long time to install what, on the face of it, is 4 programs, but in reality is all the programs in Office Professional 2010. The additional programs are trial versions which you can convert to full versions by buying the appropriate overpriced Product Key. The problem is that you cannot have two Microsoft Outlooks running together and I found that my Outlook 2007 had been replaced by a trial version of Outlook 2010 which, if I had kept it, I would have had to pay for at the end of the trial period. I did a System Restore to get rid of Office H&S 2010 and re-installed it. This second time, I noticed that the Customize dialog box has 4 tabs and, although on the first tab you can select to keep previous versions of Office, you need to go to the second tab to instruct it not to install Outlook 2010 and any other of the trial programs you don't want.
Why is it that so many things these days have a catch? I can find no information on the packaging or in the Quick Start leaflet in the box that the entire Office Professional 2010 suite would be installed.
I haven't yet had time to make a full comparison of Excel, Word and PowerPoint 2010 v 2007 (I'm not interested in OneNote) but initial impressions are that the tweaks are minor and that, if you're happy with Office 2007, you probably don't need to waste your cash on Office 2010.
I chose the 2010 version because of my familiarity with the 2007 version & had heard bad reports of later versions.
I chose the 3 version product because I have 2x PCs & I prefer to have the DVD version rather than downloading from the website using the product code, as this allows greater flexibility.
they send a replacement that is just the same only this time , the original label is covered up conveniently by a stick on printed label
to cover up the label stating this product is for us market only ,I am only a single customer but does this smell like a little bit like fraud
or attempted fraud at least only reason I noticed i returned the same item and looked for this I am not going to trade with amazon again they say I might get refund 10 12 weeks who they think they are